HOPE・PEACE 2020

Herbie YAMAGUCHI
Stay Safe, Keep Smile 2020

Guenter ZORN
KAGURAZAKA Mignardises


HOPE・PEACE 希望への日々 2020
– A Dialogue Between Two Photographers –
ハービー山口 [ Stay Safe, Keep Smile 2020 ]
ギュンター・ツォーン [ KAGURAZAKA Mignardises ]

Jan 22 – Mar 27, 2021

MYD GALLERY

The year 2020 was marked by the advent of the new corona virus, which turned our world upside down. Humanity is fighting back but progress is still slow. People’s daily live is at the mercy of this pandemic menace. Survival is the order of the day. The unusual has become the new normal. Sanity is a valued commodity. We can no longer simply enjoy being with other people, dining out, dancing, laughing, hugging or even share sad moments to comfort each other. We are constricted to social media interaction, which seems the opposite of social. Art including photography plays an even more important role in coping with the dark times that are still with us in the new year of 2021. The joyful, optimistic and yet sensitive photographs by the two artists remind us of happier moments with HOPE on the horizon and PEACE as the pillar for a new beginning.

新型コロナウイルスに翻弄された2020年、人々の日常生活から世のトップクラスのアジェンダに至る、すべてが白紙となり、生き残るための自粛が強いられました。“日常”が“非日常”に塗り変えられた日々を通して、私たちが気づかされたのは普段の暮らしのありがたさでした。食卓を囲み、朗らかに笑い、さりげない会話に興じる喜び。手を重ね、肩を抱き、共に悲しみを分かち合う仕草。さまざまなことに規制が及ぶ中でも人々はその不都合に堪え、未来への希望を信じて、日々を暮らしました。そんな日常に向けられた優しい眼差しが捉えた風景に向き合いたいと思います。